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Our Sinfonia Concertante tour began on Friday 17 February with the world premiere of Luke Bedford’s Wonderful-Two Headed Nightingale. We had some great reviews in the press, and Luke’s piece has been going down well:
The Herald  **** “Very rock ‘n’ roll”
The Scotsman**** “Even the section [of  Symphony No. 44] Haydn chose to have played at his own funeral was full of life, and lead violinist Jonathan Morton virtually danced to the conclusion.”
The Guardian **** “Jonathan Morton… and violist Lawrence Power spent the remaining 13 high-octane minutes [of Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale] in searing unison.”
Bachtrack**** “These are musicians who clearly love working together as much as they love the repertoire which they so joyously deliver.” 
Some of our audience have been getting touch with us via Twitter and Facebook to let us know how they’ve enjoyed the concert too:
“Thoroughly enjoyed the concert in the Queen’s Hall last night. The Alwyn was a particular gem – not heard before.” Colin Brown via Facebook
“Loved the @ScotEnsemble concert @queens_hall last night. The Alwyn was superb and Bedford gave me goosebumps. :)”@GrainneMRooney
“Another tremendous night at Eden Court with The Scottish Ensemble. I particularly liked the new work from Luke Bedford. #scottishensemble” @sandymatheson
“@EdenCourt tonight to see @ScotEnsemble Loved the world premier piece – a spellbinding performance.” @sneckiegirl
You can read all of our reviews and a summary of all the great tweets and facebook mentions here
BBC Radio 3 broadcast the concert live from City Halls, Glasgow on Thursday 23 February, and will be available online until Thursday 1 March